Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization and the Association of Banks in Jordan Sign MoU


To Support TAG-Org’s Refurbished Computers Project
Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization and the Association of Banks in Jordan Sign MoU 
AMMAN ----October 19, 2015 ----- Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization (TAG-Org) and the Association of Banks in Jordan (ABJ) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to support TAG-Org’s refurbished computers project and  distribute them to the least developed areas.
On behalf of HE Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, the MoU was signed by Mr. Salah Abu Osbeh, TAG-Org executive director and by Mr. Adli Qandah, ABJ general director. 
According to the MoU, both parties shall cooperate in the refurbishment of computers as TAG-Org has previously initiated this project which aims at activating and utilizing old computers for educational purposes. The refurbished computers will be distributed to charitable societies and development centers in the least developed areas in coordination with members of the Association. 
Mr. Abu Osbeh stated that this initiative aims to change the culture of the society with regard to information technology in a mechanism to be transformed into knowledge based societies, noting that TAG-Org has established more than 60 knowledge centers in different areas throughout the Kingdom. 
He pointed out that in the first phase of the project in 2010 around 1500 computers have been refurbished and distributed to schools and non-government societies, adding that this initiative is conducted upon the directives of HE Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh which he adopted out of his belief of the need to provide a computer for every individual to promote knowledge culture amongst all categories. 
For his part, Dr. Qandah explained that signing the MoU with the Organization fulfills the operational banks’ belief in the necessity to assume its corporate social responsibility in Jordan. 
According to the Memorandum, the banks shall provide old and used computers to TAG-Org which in return will conduct the refurbishment process in order to distribute them to charitable entities in the Kingdom.
He also said that it’s anticipated that this initiative will have good impact on the national level as it contributes to the decrease of digital illiteracy and increases the number of citizens who own computer devices mainly as the percentage of Jordanian families that own personal computers doesn’t exceed 36% according to official statistics. 
In conformity with the MoU, the Association will address all the banks in the Kingdom to provide the used computers to TAG-Org in order to be refurbished and distributed to those who need them while the Association and its members will not bear any financial costs. 
Moreover, the TAG-Org’s computers refurbishment project seeks to increase the number of knowledge centers, where it started with the Jerash Camp, transforming the camp accordingly into a “knowledge camp” by training the young people there to conduct the refurbishment works and another center was established at Zarqa University for the same purpose. 
About Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization
The Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization (TAG-Org) is the largest Arab group of professional service firms in the fields of accounting; external audit; internal audit; corporate governance; taxation; educational consultancy; economic and strategic studies; management advisory services; professional and technical training; technology transfer; project management; real estate management; investors and business advisory; human resources and recruitment; e-government; e-commerce; e-education; information technology (IT), security audit; web mastering and web design; professional interpretation and translation; website arabization; domain names registration; information and communication technology (ICT) strategic planning; ERP consulting; IT and Internet skills training and examinations; Intellectual Property (IP) news agency; IP business, asset valuation and branding; IP registration and protection; IP renewals; IP rights protection and management; legal services; and public offering.
About the Association of Banks in Jordan
The Association of Banks in Jordan (ABJ) was established in November 1978 and registered at that time as an ordinary association in accordance with the provisions of the Societies and Social Charities law number (33) for the year 1966 and its amendments.
In 2000, the Banking Law number (28) was issued, whereof Article 95 stipulated the creation of an association named the Association of Banks. By virtue of this law, the association's new bylaws number (35) of 2005 was issued on March 29, 2006, hence becoming an association pursuant to the Banking Law.
The association is currently a member of the Union of Arab Banks.

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